Newspaper alleged to have joined Carlinville in FOIA battle

  CARLINVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — The ongoing war between Edgar County Watchdogs, John Kraft and the City of Carlinville has dragged on for the past five years, and according to a recent report on the watchdog website, the flames are being fanned even further by getting local media involved. The recent report written by Kraft states that More...

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By Jake Leonard On Friday, July 28th, 2017
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State tax hike means Harrisburg elite couple get richer

HARRISBURG (Heartland Newsfeed) — School’s out in the summertime. So when Harrisburg School District superintendent Mike Gauch and his wife Angella, a teacher in Carbondale, decided they would drive to More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
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Roman King: Illinois Can’t Keep Their Ducks in a Row

NOTE: The views expressed in this opinion-editorial do not necessarily reflect the views of its originating publication, 71 Republic, nor reflect the views of this publication, Heartland Newsfeed. Illinois, at this More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Nokomis siblings accused of stealing elderly woman’s debit card, spending over $1,600

Sarah Hopping of Nokomis and Travis Hopping of Pana are facing aggravated identity theft charges after stealing an elderly Taylorville woman’s debit card Tuesday. NOKOMIS/TAYLORVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — More...

By United Press International On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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9 family members dead, 1 missing in Arizona flash flooding

Allen Cone United Press International PHOENIX (UPI) — Nine extended family members from Phoenix died and another one is missing after being swept away in flash flooding in central Arizona, authorities said More...

By Guest Poster On Sunday, July 16th, 2017
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OP-ED: We Are The Economy They Want To Regulate

Critics of the libertarian philosophy think they can score points by calling libertarians “market fundamentalists.” It’s supposed to conjure images of dogmatic religious fundamentalists, just like the term global More...

By United Press International On Saturday, July 15th, 2017
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Hurricane Fernanda not a threat for landfall in Pacific

Eric DuVall United Press International ACAPULCO, Mexico/MIAMI (UPI) — Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Fernanda, a powerful Category 4 storm in the eastern Pacific Ocean, is not More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, July 14th, 2017
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Madigan, Moylan need to go if Illinois is to grow, GOP opponent says

  From left: House Speaker Michael Madigan and State Representative Martin Moylan. (Courtesy photos) SPRINGFIELD/DES PLAINES (Heartland Newsfeed) — House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) and State More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Nokomis Community Blood Drive scheduled for July 27

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — Nokomis will host a community blood drive on July 27 from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Nokomis Memorial Park House located at 118 Memorial Park Drive. Donors will receive a $10 More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Illinois ranks next-to-last in state fiscal health, report finds

ARLINGTON, Va. (Heartland Newsfeed via Morning Consult) — Illinois trailed most states financially long before this year’s dramatic budget impasse, according to an annual report published Tuesday by the More...